The Buena Vista women's basketball team tips-off Iowa Conference Tournament play tonight inside of Siebens Fieldhouse where it will host fifth-seed Coe College at 6:00pm.
#5 Coe College (12-13, 7-9 IIAC) at #4 Buena Vista (13-12, 9-7 IIAC)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 *Storm Lake, Iowa * 6:00pm
Live Video/stats: https://www.bvuathletics.com
Last Time Out
Buena Vista got 17 points and nine rebounds from Jasmine Demers, while Claudia Larsen and Sidney Beckman followed with 13 and 11, respectively, but it wasn't quite enough as the Beavers closed out the regular season with an 83-70 road loss at #10 Wartburg on Saturday afternoon. BVU jumped out to a quick 12-3 lead but the Knights, who went 10-of-19 from long range in the game, used the three-ball to overcome the early deficit and never looked back.
The Kohawks closed out their regular season with a 79-71 home victory over visiting Dubuque on Saturday which secured them a spot in this year's league tournament. Mickey Hansche had a big game for Coe, scoring a team-high 24 points and grabbing a career-high nine rebounds. The Kohawks went 11-for-30 beyond the arc and shot 47 percent from the field overall.
The Kohawks have a veteran and experienced group that lead the way. Hansche, who's the team's lone senior, is third on the team in scoring but is a deadly threat from beyond the arc with her team-high 71 three-point makes this season. Jenna Lehman is the team's overall scoring leader at 17.8ppg while Aleena Hobbs turned in 16.6ppg. Lehmann is second in three-point makes with 49 as Hobbs is the team's top rebounder at 7.8rpg. Coe is an efficient offensive team, ranking fourth during league play in scoring and field goal percentage and is the top free-throw shooting team at 79.3 percent.
BVU Game Notes
- Sidney Beckman has 211 career made three-point buckets and is only five back of Lexi Fisher for 2nd on the program's all-time list. She has six career games of making at least six and matched her season-high of five just last week at Central.
- BVU is looking to make it back-to-back appearances into the tournament semifinals with a win over Coe tonight.
- Demers wrapped up the regular season ranked 10th in the league in scoring and sixth in rebounding.